Devon and Cornwall Polar Society

Image courtesy of Peter Paisley

Special Event - June 2018
Scott 150

SCOTT 150 is really taking shape now, with several additional events planned including a special public lecture by Prof Lloyd Peck aimed at young people the evening of 5 June. This will be hosted by the new Scott College in the city.

Other important news is that the Scott family vault is to be refurbished at Ford Park Cemetery thanks to a grant from Plymouth City Council. This work will be done in time for the Scott family and visitors to view it on 7 June.

Places for the Lectures and the Gala Dinner are limited so it is advisable to book as soon as possible.
Cllr Leaves of PCC Presenting a Cheque for the
refurbishment work on the Scott vault
The programme for 6 June 2018 is as follows:
0930 Coach from Duke of Cornwall hotel to St Bartholomew's Church, Milehouse (site of Scott's birthplace)
1000 Church service to commemorate life of Captain Scott
1130 Coach to National Scott Memorial at Mount Wise
1200 Wreath laying ceremony Mount Wise
1230 Coach to Duke of Cornwall
1300 Buffet Lunch - Duke of Cornwall
1400 Talk by David Crane on Captain Scott
1500 Tea/coffee
1530 Talk by Lloyd Peck on Marine Science in Antarctica
1630 Close
1830 Music by Edwardian trio in bar
1930 Gala dinner with guest speaker - Falcon Scott and grand prize raffle
Booking: Download the Booking Form for the events on 6 June 2018 here

We are especially grateful to our generous sponsors - The Heritage Lottery Fund, Arcturus Expedtions, the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, and for the support of the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Scott College
Accommodation: A package of accommodation is available at special price for the event at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel. Please contact the hotel direct to discuss your needs: Tel: 01752 275850

Alternative nearby hotels are:
The New Continental
Crowne Plaza
Travel Lodge
Jurys Inn
B&B is available at several small guest houses on around Plymouth Hoe
For further details please contact the Vice Chairman and Secretary of DCPS Julie Ellis: 01752 767753,

For details of community and school activities planned from 2-9 June 2018 contact:
Fr Richard Silk at St Bartholomews and St Marks Church, Outlands Road, Plymouth, PL2 3BZ
01752 518030

Note: St Bartholomews Church was built in 1958 on the site of Outlands House, the boyhood home of Robert Falcon Scott